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Bodywatch; Tough Times For Teens

12/22/1986


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Series
Bodywatch
Program
Tough Times For Teens
Program Number

205

Series Description

Series host: Dr. James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., Texas physician and professor of surgery. Health correspondent: Dr. Holly Atkinson, physician and medical journalist. Commentator: T George Harris, editor-in-chief, "American Health" magazine. Program format: Magazine-style; each program is focused on a single health theme and includes feature stories as well as a commentary. Series release date: 1986

Program Description

The problem with teenagers today is that they are lonely. At at time when dual-career and single-parent families are the norm, many teenagers return from school to empty houses. BODYWATCH looks at how a rapidly-changing world is affecting our young adults and examines research showing that what is considered deviant and immature behavior is simply the result of teenagers being ignored. The program suggests that eating disorders, drug use and the new teen obsession with jobs are reactions to feeling lonely and an attempt to escape from reality.

Duration

00:31:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Health
Citation
Chicago: “Bodywatch; Tough Times For Teens,” 12/22/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_95A1D3FBACDE40249B31B02436F5C072.
MLA: “Bodywatch; Tough Times For Teens.” 12/22/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_95A1D3FBACDE40249B31B02436F5C072>.
APA: Bodywatch; Tough Times For Teens. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_95A1D3FBACDE40249B31B02436F5C072
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